First published in 2000, this volume considers the past and present of the NHS in Scotland since its inception in 1948. It features specialists in history, nursing, medicine and sociology. The contributors tackle topics including nurses in 1948, historical reviews of the NHS both in 1948 and up until the present, remote healthcare and the role of devolution for nursing and the politics of health in Scotland, along with an interview with Dr. David Player. The authors are united in addressing the state of perpetual change which has defined the NHS.
1. Scottish Health Policy 1918-1948 – Paving the Way to a National Health Service? Jacqueline Jenkinson. 2. Whose Nurse? The Doctor, the District and the NHS. Rona Ferguson. 3. No Wonder Nurses Quit! What the New Health Service meant for Nurses in 1948. Susan McGann. 4. Speaking in a Different Voice? Devolution and Nursing. Fiona O’Neill. 5. Fifty Years in the Battle for Public Health. An Interview with Dr. David Player. David Player with Chris Nottingham. 6. Whatever Happened to the Occupational Health Service? The NHS, the OHS and the Asbestos Tragedy on Clydeside. Ronald Johnston and Arthur McIvor. 7. Scotland, Social Justice, Health and Inequality. Hugh Mclachlan. 8. The Provision of Healthcare in Remote Communities. John Curnow. 9. Towards a History of the NHS in Glasgow and the West of Scotland: an Agenda for Future Research. Marguerite Dupree. 10. The First 50 Years of the NHS in Scotland. A Less Celebratory View. Alistair Tough. 11. Beveridge in Holland. National, Corporatist and Market Forces in Dutch Health Care. Geert de Vries, Maarten van Bottenburg and Annet Mooij. 12. The Politics of Health in Scotland after Devolution. Chris Nottingham.
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